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We employ full and part time staff in a variety of roles and in areas such as support workers, assistant service managers and service managers. So, if you are passionate about being involved in something great and would like to work for The Deafblind UK Group please call us on 01733 358100 or email hr_dept@deafblind.org.uk

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> Types of Roles
> Employee Benefits
> Learning and Development
> Safeguarding and Employment Checks
> Equality and Diversity
> Supporting Employees who have a Disability


 

Types of roles:

 
Support Worker
Our support workers assist our customers in maintaining an independent lifestyle. As a support worker you will broaden our customers’ experiences and enable them to make meaningful choices which in turn will help to reduce isolation and improve their access to information, communication and mobility. Our support workers provide aid in all aspects of daily living, including personal care.

Service Manager
Our service managers are responsible for delivering high quality support to our customers and managing a team of support workers within a designated geographical area. Our service managers are experienced in delivering health and social care support and, ideally will already have some people management experience. An NVQ3 in care or equivalent is essential for this role.

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Employee benefits

28 days annual leave including bank holidays
Perkbox employee benefits system, giving access to discounts on many major brands
Free comprehensive induction with ongoing training package including:
Deafblind Manual Training
Deafblind Communicating & Guiding
Career development opportunities
Opportunity to take part in bespoke training and gain qualifications relevant to your role
Flexible working arrangements where possible (part-time hours etc.)
Enhanced DBS check fully paid for by Deafblind UK
Auto enrolment Pension Scheme
Childcare Vouchers Scheme
Annual Christmas Saving Club

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Learning and Development

We are fully committed to supporting learning and development for all our staff. We understand how important it is to receive the right training and we commit to investing in our employees to ensure that we deliver the very best. All staff take part in a three day corporate induction held at our head office, which includes our communication and guiding awareness course. In addition to this all staff receive one to one training through various learning and development opportunities. Where relevant, we will support employees to achieve nationally accredited qualifications.

We provide job specific learning and development opportunities for all support workers. These include:
– Supporting you to complete the Care Certificate within your first few weeks of employment
– Providing the opportunity to attain a level two qualification in Health and Social Care
– Continually updating your skills and knowledge for your career in care
– Providing the opportunity to take other appropriate qualifications relevant to your role

Here’s what our employees had to say about their induction:

“I really enjoyed my induction, the sessions were interactive and fun. I got a real insight into the lives of the people we support”

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Safeguarding and Employment Checks

Ensuring the safety of our customers is of paramount importance and so we carry out thorough checks on all our staff. All employment at The Deafblind UK Group is offered subject to satisfactory checks including previous employer references. Staff who have direct contact with our customers will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (if applicable).

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Equality and Diversity

As a disability organisation specialising in sensory loss, we are committed to valuing people as individuals and ensuring equality of opportunity and fairness for both customers and employees.

We recognise that people from many different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas and a different approach which can make the way the organisation works more efficient, creative and innovative.

We treat all people with dignity and respect and are committed to championing diversity, eliminating discrimination and promoting fairness.
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We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We have been awarded the Disability Confident symbol which demonstrates our positive attitude towards job applications from people with a disability.

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Supporting Employees who have a Disability

Many of our employees use Access to Work funding (through Job Centre Plus) to support them in their role. Access to Work funding can provide a wide range of support to those who require it. We work very closely with our staff to ensure they get the right support to successfully carry out their job. If you are applying for a role with us, you just need to tell us that you may require or already use ‘Access to Work’.

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